Sunday, April 5, 2009

Trying something new.

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from a woman that had been following my blog. Her name is Yvette, and said she wanted to help me lose weight. I have to admit, my first thought was "How much is this gonna cost?". But she promised that she was not out for money, just wanted to share her knowledge with me. Then I thought, "Yeah, right." Well, I'm glad that I kept an open mind, because I feel like I've made a new friend. She has shared a lot of information with me on nutrition and weight loss, and the science behind it. She also does this on her blog (w8losschick).

One thing that I have had in the back of my mind for quite some time is whether or not taking supplements would help me on this journey. So when Yvette started giving me information about certain vitamins and supplements that would help me, I was all ears and started doing research on them myself. So yesterday I went to Wal-mart and bought a few (multivitamin, flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, milk thistle) and today I started taking them. I'm very anxious to see if they help. My father used to swear by supplements, and the research just makes sense to me.

I am also changing up my eating a little bit this week - really trying to focus on balance while I am limiting the sugar from my diet. I am also trying to keep to a schedule of eating every three hours or so. I find that sometimes I can go all day without eating, which I know is killing my metabolism. And it usually makes me so hungry that my willpower goes out the window. Most experts tell you that eating several small meals a day will help keep your metabolism going, so I'm going to try it.

So - the plan for this week is:
1. No sugar or products with white flour.
2. Try to eat balanced meals and snacks.
3. Eat every three hours.
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Eat as clean as possible.

I feel fabulous today. The sun was shining earlier, and the kiddos and I took a great walk. I could feel the sun seeping into my skin, and I couldn't help but think that life is good. I am focusing on the positive right now, and I couldn't feel better. I watched a movie called the Secret this morning, and it's all about how your have the power to transform your life. I agree. I really think positive thinking can change you for the better, and I need to remind myself of that when I get down. I have decided to do a vision board, and hang it up in my bedroom. That way I can start to visualize my goals, and so they will always be there as a reminder of who I CAN be if I want it bad enough!


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  2. I'm so excited for you. :) WHOHOOO!! heck I'm excited to see how things go for you :) You're right the power of our thinking is so inetgral in keeping us on this journey. Sadly, negative self talk is our #1 down fall. Since I've started trying to kick that habit. I've also started being sure to make a point to slap down that same negative self talk with postives. So when i slip and go backwards, i hold myself up by thinking of as many postive things as I can to blot out that negative out of my mind. Anyhow... Excited to read the next post. :)

  3. I definitely needed to read this today, thanks Hollie. I was in such a funk yesterday and it's true it's all how we think about things. Your plan sounds very similar to mine. I have always preferred 5-6 mini meals a day to big ones. I think it helps shrink the stomach too. I take a multi-vitamin everyday too if Yvette didn't already suggest that. Hope you have a great week.


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